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The Revised Ordinances of the City of Danville (1883)

, | | 1883

Chapter XIX. Parks. 

FIRE-ARMS AND FIRE-WORKS FORBIDDEN.] § 4.  Whoever shall carry any fire-arms into said parks, or shall fire off or discharge the same in, or into said parks, or any of them ; or whoever shall shoot, fire or discharge any...

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Franklin Bowditch Dexter, Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College: May 1745-May 1763, Annals, at 8 (1745)

, , | , | 1745

14. If any Scholar Shall keep a Gun or Pistol, or Fire one in the College-Yard or College, or Shall Go a Gunning, Fishing, or Sailing, or Shall Go more than Two Miles from College upon any Occasion whatsoever : or Shall be Present at any Court, Electio...

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Appendix A, Rules and Regulations Governing the Public Parks within the City of Haverhill (1905)

, | | 1905

It is forbidden . . . 9. To throw stones, balls or other missiles; to discharge or carry firearms, torpedoes, firecrackers or fireworks; to sell, offer or expose for sale any goods or wares; to post or display in any manner within any park or upon the ...

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An Ordinance to regulate the government of parks and other public pleasure grounds of The City of New York, at 600 (1903)

, | | 1903

Be it Ordained by the Board of Aldermen of The City of New York, as follows: All persons are forbidden . . . 

XXIV. No one shall fire or carry any firearm, fire cracker, torpedo or fire-works, nor make a fire, nor make any oration, nor conduct...

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Rules and Regulations Governing the Public Parks within the City of Lowell,, at 58 (1903)

, | | 1903

The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Lowell, by virtue of its authority to make rules and regulations for the use and government of the Public Parks and Commons of said City, and to fix penalties for breaches of rules and regulations, hereby ...

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Office of Park Commission, New Bedford, Mass., Park Ordinances (1902)

, | | 1902

September 1, 1902. The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of New Bedford, by virtue of its authority to make rules for the use and government of the public parks of said city, and for breaches of such rules to affix penalties, hereby ordain that w...

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Report of the Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Springfield, Mass., Park Ordinances (1891)

, | | 1891

The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Springfield, by virtue of its authority to make Rules for the use and government of the Public Parks of said city, and for breaches of such rules to affix penalties, hereby ordains that within the Public P...

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Third Annual Report of the Park Commissioners of the City of Lynn for the year ending December 20, 1891, at 23, Ordinances

, | | 1891

The Board of Park Commissioners of the City of Lynn , by virtue of its authority to make rules for the use and government of the Public Parks of said City, and for breaches of such rules to affix penalties, hereby ordains that within the limits of Lynn...

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1895 Mich. Local Acts 596, § 44

| | 1895

SEC. 44.  No person shall fire or discharge any gun or pistol firearms or fireworks. or carry firearms, or throw stones or other missiles within said park or boulevard, nor shall any person fire, discharge or set off any rocket, cracker, torpedo, squi...

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Ordinances, Rules and Regulations of the Department of Parks of the City of New York 7 (1916)

, | | 1916

§ 17. Disorderly conduct. No person shall, in any park, . . . 8. Fire or carry any firearm, firecracker, torpedo or fireworks.

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City of Trenton, New Jersey, Charter and Ordinances 390, An Ordinance providing for the government and protection of public parks and squares of the city of Trenton (1903)

, | | 1903

8.  No person shall carry firearms or shoot birds in said park or squares, or within fifty yards thereof, or throw stones or other missiles therein.

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The Great Woods of Lynn and Other Public Parks of the Town in 1903, Being the 15th Annual Report of the Park Commissioners of Lynn, Massachusetts 81 (1903)

, | | 1903

[I]t is forbidden … to discharge or carry firearms, except by members of the police force in the discharge of their duties.

(Rule 3)

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A Digest of the Laws and Ordinances for the Government of the Municipal Corporation of the City of Reading, Pennsylvania, Park Rules and Regulations, 240 (1897)

, | | 1897

(8) No person shall carry firearms, or shoot in the common, or within fifty yards thereof, or throw stones or other missiles therein.

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Laws and Ordinances for the Government of the Municipal Corporation of the City of Williamsport, Pennsylvania 141 (1891)

, | | 1891

SEC. 1

21. No person shall carry fire-arms, or shoot in the park, or discharge any fire-works, or throw stones or missiles therein.

(Rules and Regulations for the government and protection of Brandon Park)

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Ordinance No. 1: Protecting Public Morality, Order and Safety, undated, reprinted in Ordinances of the Town of Bedford (1869) (Indiana).

, | | 1869 . . . Sec. 4. Every person, not being a traveler, who shall wear or carry any dirk, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, sword in cane, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon concealed, or who shall carry or wear such weapon with the intent and avowed purpose...

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Chapter XII, Article III: Offenses Affecting Public Safety, undated, reprinted in Digest of the Acts Repealing the Charters of Certain Municipal Corporations…and the Ordinances of the Taxing District of Shelby County, Tennessee 188, 189 (C.W. Heiskell ed., 1882).

, | | 1882 It shall be deemed a misdemeanor to do, or cause to be done, any of the following acts; and any person convicted thereof shall be fined not less than one nor more than fifty dollars: . . . Subsec. 8. To discharge any firearm within the Taxing Distri...

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An Act to Prohibit the Unlawful Carrying and Use of Deadly Weapons, Feb. 18, 1887, reprinted in Acts of the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, Twenty-Seventh Session 55, 58 (1887).

, , , , | | 1887 Sec. 1. That any person who shall hereafter carry a deadly weapon, either concealed or otherwise, on or about the settlements of this territory, except it be in his or her residence, or on his or her landed estate, and in the lawful defense of his or her ...

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Ordinance No. 22: An Ordinance Relating to the Promotion of the Public Peace, Feb. 7, 1888, reprinted in Charter and Ordinances of the City of New Ulm, Minnesota 110–11 (Jos. A. Eckstein ed., 1888).

, | | 1888 Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, within the limits of this city to carry or wear under his clothes or concealed about his person, any pistol, dirk, sling-shot, or knuckle of brass or other metal, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon. Any su...

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Quoted in Brief of Amicus Curiae Patrick J. Charles at App. 13, N.Y. State Rifle & Pistol Ass’n, v. City of New York (Ordinances of the City of Barre, Vermont)

, | | 1895 CHAPTER 16, SEC. 18. No person, except on his own premises, or by the consent and permission of the owner or occupant of the premises, and except in the performance of some duty required by law, shall discharge any gun, pistol, or other fire arm loaded wi...

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Act of Feb. 4, 1812, 195 Del. Laws 522 (1812)

| | 1812 An Act to prevent the discharging of fire-arms within the towns and villages, and other public places within this State, and for other purposes. SEC. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware, in General Assem...

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1 Statutes of Ohio & Northwestern Territory 106 (Salmon P. Chase ed., 1833)

, | | 1790 SEC. 4. Be it enacted, That if any person shall presume to discharge or fire, or cause to be discharged or fired, any gun or other fire-arms at any mark or object, or upon any pretence whatever, unless he or she shall at the same time be with such gun or ...

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1927 Ind. Acts 469, Operation of Machine Guns, Discharge of Bombs—Offense and Penalty:, ch. 156, § 2.

| | 1927

Whoever shall discharge, fire off, or operate any loaded machine gun, or whoever shall drop form an airplane, automobile, or from any building or structure, or who shall throw, hurl, or drop from ground or street, or keep in his possession and under hi...

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1924 Ky. Acts 76, Malicious Shooting, Stabbing or Poisoning; Deadly Weapon, § 1166.

| | 1924 If any person shall willfully and maliciously shoot at another without wounding (or shoot at or into any railroad passenger coach, station, station platform, waiting room, or steamboat occupied by any employee, passenger or other person or persons, or cas...

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